Homemade microwave popcorn is quick, easy, and super customizable! All you need is a paper bag, popcorn kernels, and a microwave.
I hate movie theater popcorn. It’s often too buttery, too salty, or worse- served at room temperature. Let’s not even get into how much my local theater charges for a small ($6!). But I’m only human. And I still succumb to movie theater popcorn about once or twice a year. I can’t help it. I’m a snacker. And I love popcorn. When I’m at home and it’s Netflix/HBO Go/movie night, I want a bowl of popcorn to enjoy with my ice cold beer/glass of wine/mug of tea.
And at home, homemade microwave popcorn is easier than deciding what movie/tv series to watch. I kid you not.
Growing up, I consumed tons and tons of that packaged, plastic wrapped super buttery microwave popcorn. Obviously, this was before anyone mentioned anything about all the chemicals found in microwave popcorn. It was the good ol’ 80s and 90s when bigger was better and easiest was best. My eyes were opened sometime in middle school when a science teacher showed us how to make stove top popcorn. The following year, another teacher showed us how to make popcorn in a brown paper bag. My. mind. was. blown.
And then best part of homemade popcorn- you can flavor it with all sorts of tastiness. My personal favorite: RANCH POPCORN (photographed above).